White Lodging Names Niels Vuijsters as General Manager for Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel Denver Downtown

/White Lodging Names Niels Vuijsters as General Manager for Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel Denver Downtown

White Lodging Names Niels Vuijsters as General Manager for Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel Denver Downtown

|2018-03-07T12:39:51+00:00March 7th, 2018|

DENVER, CO (March 7, 2018) – White Lodging is pleased to announce the appointment of Niels Vuijsters as new Dual General Manager of the Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel Denver Downtown. Vuijsters brings two decades of hospitality experience to the dual-branded hotels, which opened in September of 2017 as the first physical representation of the Marriott and Starwood merger.

“My career began at a Le Méridien property in Amsterdam, and I couldn’t be happier to be returning to the fold in the Mile High City,” Vuijsters said. “Both AC Hotels and Le Méridien are renowned brands that represent the very best in hospitality around the world, and I’m excited to help bring that excellence to Denver.”

Most recently, Vuijsters served as General Manager and Director of F&B at the Kimpton brand’s Palomar Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. During his time there, the hotel received the Focus Award for highest guest satisfaction and was voted one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s #1 best places to work. A dynamic and accomplished team leader with extensive experience in operations management, Vuijsters’ “do whatever it takes” attitude is aimed at exceeding guest expectations at every turn.

“His passion for food and beverage execution and overall experience makes him an incredible asset to the property and the team,” said David Lanterman, White Lodging Regional Vice President.

Conveniently located in the vibrant downtown neighborhood near the Convention Center, Denver Performing Arts Complex, and Union Station, Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel Denver Downtown has 495 luxurious hotel rooms and 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. In addition, it is home to four unique dining and bar venues, including an upscale full-service restaurant with patio seating lead by Chef Tobias Burkhalter, and 54thirty, the highest open-air rooftop bar in Colorado.

About White Lodging

White Lodging Services Corporation, established in 1985, is one of the leading ownership, development, and management companies in America.  An innovative trendsetter, the organization's portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban select service hotels with more than $1 billion in revenue. White Lodging operates more than 90 premium hotels, 30 restaurants and 30 brands — including Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, and InterContinental Hotel Group — in 19 states. Success knows no boundaries at White Lodging, where associates and leadership have consistently earned superior guest satisfaction scores, top market share and industry-leading profit margins while recruiting the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades. For more information about White Lodging, visit www.whitelodging.com, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Contact: Kathleen Quilligan Sebastian

Kathleen.sebastian@whitelodging.com/219-472-2861

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005.  With more than 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provided a strong international complement to Starwood's then primarily North American holdings at the time of purchase. Since then, Le Méridien has gone through a brand re-launch, which included a large scale hotels product consolidation and redefined brand strategy. Through creation of the LM100 artist community, Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points, thus bringing unique, interactive and curated experiences to its guests. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts within the next five years, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Columbus (Ohio, USA), Charlotte (North Carolina, USA), Indianapolis (Indiana, USA), New Orleans, Chicago, Tampa (Florida, USA), Cairo, Bahrain, Bali, Atlanta, Oran (Algeria), and Zhengzhou (China), and will open in the next 12 months in Bangkok, Gurgaon (India), Mahabaleshwar (India), Thimphu (Bhutan), Paro (Bhutan), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Qingdao (China), Leshan (China), and Putrajaya (Malaysia).  For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com. Follow @LeMéridien Hotels on Instagram and Twitter.

Contact: Katie Bonneau

katie.bonneau@turnerpr.com/303.333.1402

About AC Hotels

AC Hotels by Marriott is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio of 19 brands. The brand currently offers a portfolio of more than 80 hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France and the United States. Growth plans include more than 50 hotels set to open within the next three years throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America. AC Hotels by Marriott debuted its first U.S. location in November 2014 in the iconic Cotton Exchange Building in New Orleans, followed by AC Kansas City in March 2015, AC Hotel Washington D.C. at National Harbor in April 2015, AC Chicago in May 2015, and AC Hotel Miami Beach in June 2015. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.com.

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